Next month, Rick Scarborough’s Vision America will host its annual “Heroes of Faith Gala” where the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins will receive the 2014 “National Hero of Faith Award” and Rafael Cruz, a Religious Right activist and father of Sen. Ted Cruz, will be honored with the “Don Wildmon Award,” named for the founder of the American Family Association.
Today, Vision America sent out an email urging activists to register for the event, revealing that the senator is also going to be in attendance, picking up the Don Wildmon Award on behalf of his father and delivering remarks:
As we have noted before, Ted Cruz has great admiration for Scarborough despite Scarborough’s long history of rabidly anti-gay bigotry.
In recent years, Scarborough has defended Russia’s anti-gay laws, claimed there should be no such thing as Gay Pride Month because “those who engage in unnatural acts should hang their heads in shame,” insisted that gay people should always be referred to as “sodomites,” and called for a class action lawsuit to be filed against homosexuality.
Just last month, Scarborough said that God would be entirely justified for destroying America with a nuclear bomb because of the nation’s tolerance and embrace of gay rights:
Back in 2011, he declared that AIDS is God’s judgment upon those who engage in immoral acts:
And on September 4, Sen. Ted Cruz will be joining Scarborough for a gala honoring his father.